Sunday, May 19, 2013


There was just one jackpot winner in last night's $590 million Powerball jackpot, so this person, who bought the winning ticket in Florida, must be the biggest winner in American lottery history:

The single winner was sold at a supermarket in Zephyrhills, Fla., according to Florida Lottery executive Cindy O'Connell. She told The Associated Press by telephone that more details would be released later.

"This would be the sixth Florida Powerball winner and right now, it's the sole winner of the largest ever Powerball jackpot," O'Connell told AP. "We're delighted right now that we have the sole winner."

She said Florida has had more Powerball winners than any other state.

Obituary: Golfing great and sportscaster Ken Venturi, 82, has died following a series of illnesses:

Venturi was CBS’s color commentator and lead golf analyst for a record 35 years, following a playing career during which he won 14 PGA Tour events, including the 1964 U.S. Open.

“This is not an easy one,” CBS color commentator Jim Nantz told listeners. “And it’s not going to be an easy one, quite honestly, to get through, to try to be detached about someone you really love.

“And I think I can speak on behalf of everybody at CBS right now. We’re all feeling a heavy heart.”

Nantz shared 18th towers with Venturi for 17 years, for roughly 20 tournaments per season. Venturi joined CBS when his playing career ended in 1967 and remained until 2002, leaving with a tearful farewell after the final round of the Kemper Open.

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